Here’s the 2015 Man Booker Prize Short List

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You've seen the long list, now see the short list for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, which was announced today at a press conference in London. This is the second year the prestigious literary prize has been open to American authors, but fears of Yankee domination may have been unfounded; though the 13-book long list featured five Americans and only three Britons, both nations now have two books in the pared-down list. (One of the American choices is A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, who described how she wrote the book for Vulture.) Here's the complete list — get reading!

Marlon James, Jamaica
A Brief History of Seven Killings

Tom McCarthy, Great Britain
Satin Island

Chigozie Obioma, Nigeria
The Fishermen

Sunjeev Sahota, Great Britain
The Year of the Runaways

Anne Tyler, U.S.
A Spool of Blue Thread

Hanya Yanagihara, U.S.
A Little Life